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1. What is the purpose of the Hampton Neighborhood Development Partnership?
The Hampton Neighborhood Development Partnership (HNDP) is a 501(c) 3 organization whose mission is “to improve neighborhoods in the City of Hampton by working with charitable, governmental, and other organizations to identify and distribute resources that will enhance the quality of life in Hampton neighborhoods.” In short, the HNDP will distribute resources to support activities that enhance Hampton’s neighborhoods. 

2. What does the HNDP do?
The HNDP defines resources many different ways: for example, money, time, people, hard work, expertise. The HNDP promotes the development of Hampton’s neighborhoods by:

  • identifying resources
  • soliciting resources and funds
  • creating partnerships to leverage resources and funds
  • coordinating the use of resources and funds
  • distributing funds

3. How can HNDP funds be used?
The HNDP will evaluate all requests for funding. The HNDP is able to support the following activities: 

  • cultural
  • educational
  • recreational
  • historic preservation
  • community development

The following is a list of examples of how funds may be used once an organization receives funding from the HNPD. (Please Note: These are examples of the types of activities supported by the HNDP. They are not written to imply specific activities that must be undertaken or to place limits on the types of activities the partnership will support over time.)

  • supporting neighborhood focused community activities, such as Neighborhood Month events
  • highlighting the culture and history of that community through the preservation of historic resources and the development of cultural learning centers
  • building organizational capacity and attending trainings
  • board development activities
  • funding to support neighborhood leadership development
  • conducting recreational activities aimed at youth, seniors and homebound adults
  • first-time homebuyer education classes
  • engaging in larger scale community development activities, in coordination with neighborhood organizations and other partners,  including acquiring and rehabbing blighted property with the purpose of encouraging investment in neighborhoods

4. Where does the HNDP get funds?
The HNDP will seek financial support from the following sources:

  • grants (Local, State and Federal)
  • foundations (Local, State and National)
  • financial institutions
  • local businesses
  • private donations

Please note: Since the HNDP is a tax deductible charitable organization donors can receive a tax credit for their donation.

5. What is the structure of the HNDP?
The HNDP is composed of a volunteer board of up to 25 directors who serve three year terms.

6. Who are our Customers?
Our customers are neighborhood associations and community organizations who want to improve Hampton’s neighborhoods.

7. What happens to my donation if the project doesn't happen or the organization is dissolved?
Under our fiscal sponsorship agreement with an organizationHNDP retains full discretion and control over the use of such funds to accomplish the charitable purposes of the approved program or project.  This power includes the unilateral right to redirect funds to a different beneficiary who can accomplish the purposes of this program if for some reason the organization cannot. For more on how Fiscal Sponsorship works click here.

Jonathan McBride,
Mar 1, 2013, 11:19 AM
Jonathan McBride,
Apr 27, 2011, 6:42 AM